Phil Mitchell: Steve McFadden 1990-2003, 2005- Sonia Fowler: Natalie Cassidy 1993-2007, 2010-2011, 2014-2016, 2017- Peter Beale: Dayle Hudson 1993-2010, 2013-2015, 2020- Ben Mitchell: Max Bowden 1996-2000, 2006-2012, 2014-2018, 2019- Billy Mitchell: Perry Fenwick 1998- Mo Harris: Laila Morse 2000-2016, 2018- Kat Slater: Jessie Wallace 25/05/2020 EastEnders star Max Bowden has revealed all about Ben Mitchell's upcoming special episode. Cole Mitchell Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse, and was raised in Long Beach, in their native California. The troubled lad, who is now played by Max Bowden, arrives in Walford with Lola Pearce and daughter Lexi alongside him. Ben Mitchell is making a dramatic return to EastEnders this week. David Mitchell makes his West End debut in Ben Elton's stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed BBC TV sitcom, Upstart Crow. EastEnders cast 2020: who is joining, leaving and returning to the cast? Cole Sprouse, Actor: Riverdale. Max Bowden, the former Waterloo Road star, is to play Ben Mitchell in EastEnders Credit: BBC. Cole began his acting career alongside his identical twin brother at the tender age of six months. ... which was a lie to keep her away from bad boy Ben Mitchell and his threats against the family. This all-new comedy - written especially for the stage - will see Mitchell once more don the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare .